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Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 1972-12-15

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Grateful Dead Live at Long Beach Arena on 1972-12-15


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Promised Land, Sugaree, Black Throated Wind, Tennessee Jed, El Paso, Candyman, Big River, China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider, Box Of Rain, Mexicali Blues, Brown Eyed Women, Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, Playing In The Band, Casey Jones Greatest Story Ever Told, Deal, Me And My Uncle, He's Gone, Truckin' -> Dark Star -> Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia, Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Long Beach Arena
Location Long Beach, CA

Source Soundboard
Lineage S:MR> Cass> DAT> PCM> DAT> CD, w/ patches from S:MR> R> R> DAT copy.
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Transferred by Remastered, transferred to CD, and encoded to SHN by David Hollister

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Lineage: S:MR>Cass>DAT>PCM>DAT>CD, w/ patches from S:MR>R>R>DAT copy. Remastered, transferred to CD, and encoded to SHN by David Hollister

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Reviewer: GrimTaper - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2016
Subject: I can't even...
This show surpasses all expectations. I can't even begin to describe the Truckin'>Jam>DarkStar>Morning Dew to you. It's just exquisite. The rest of the show is no mean shakes especially Sugar Mag, Playin, and the Candyman, even though it is chopped--oh!
Reviewer: karim73 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2015
Subject: NOT FADE AWAY
DE MOTUIS NIL NISI BONUM
Reviewer: radio_420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2010
Subject: egads
meltingly spectacular.
i have experienced deep space Dark Star again and again - this one is like no other.
hold tight, take extra oxygen.

note to self: you left it in the living room. look to your right.

time travel. love it.
Reviewer: jaarthur1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 13, 2009
Subject: Great Show Live or maybe it was the dosed wine
I remember this show it was a great time. I was sitting n the risers on the left side of the stage on the main floor. Myself and my friends were all sitting together and there was about 20 of us. We had a bota bag of wine and I dosed it up with several hits of LSD. We all took our individual doses and had a a few swigs and then passed it around to everyone else sitting close by to us. We had plenty of smoke and by the time they started playing Candyman our whole section was electric. It was a magical night although the sound qulaity does not show it well, they were tight and rockin'. We all traveled across the heavens while they jammed and by the time it was over I was a solid Dead Head forever. What a show.... what a time..... what a band.
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 10, 2008
Subject: Gans remaster is better!
It not quite 1973 yet, but it might not be 1972 any longer either.

This is actually a very fine show with alot of things going on during the second set jam including some really cool notes from Phil.

This is closer to five than four...
Reviewer: skwimite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 6, 2008
Subject: Great Era
This Box Of Rain is probably the best I've heard from this period. Garcia's licks are particularly tasty and the vocals are "decent". Sound quality is fine with me, not as (insert adjective) as the other version. Maybe not a remarkable show as a whole but well worth the effort if only for the jam between Truckin and Dark Star. OK so I tried to compare the two versions and with my tiny computer speakers and my old ears, I preferred this one. That's why there's chocolate and vanilla.
Reviewer: akmusher - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2008
Subject: Essential Listening! The bridge between 72-72...
I have to completely disagree with the previous two posts. I give this one a solid four stars, the one missing due to the hiss and A- quality.
For aficianados of 72 Jams the Truckin'->Dark Star->Morning Dew is brilliant. LIsten to the way they unfold the dark star from the Jam like an expectant kid unwrapping a present. The intro is skipped and there is no confirmation of the destination until around 8 min in. After the lyrics the jam unravels and erupts like Mt Susitna spewing ash over Anchorage. Phil squeeks, Kieth plays Miles Davis like atonal runs, then the Tiger arrives. The Morning Dew emergeds quietely from the debris.
Coming off such an incredible year, this show presents a fascinating bridge to 1973. Hopefully a cleaner board will unviel itself soon.
Reviewer: tjpd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 23, 2006
Subject: Not bad
Not a bad show, like said before there are a lot better from 72. Sound is pretty good with a couple glitches. Worth a download, even donna's singing is tolerable
Reviewer: StrawRider - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 6, 2004
Subject: Win Some, Lose Some
I didn't see a review of this show so I figured I would download it and give you people one.

As you will see, it's a nice long show. However, there is nothing too spectacular here, just some good versions of certain songs. for example, Box of Rain is very good and Dark Star is just so-so. If you're looking for a great show from 72...this isn't it. Try 5/10 5/11 8/27 9/21 etc.
A lot of spliced tracks in the openning set on this fair outing from the Pigless Dead. The second set has much to offer but doesn't quite deliver the goods. Still, it is very playable and does show you the direction GD will take in 73. Listen to Playin' and you'll see what I mean.
Sound: 4
Performance: 3.5 (for this era)
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